Rollie Stiles Essentials

Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 180
Born: Saturday, November 17, 1906 in Ratcliff, AR USA
Died: 7 22 2007 in St. Louis, MO USA
Debut: 6/19/1930
Last Game: 10/1/1933
Full Name: Rolland Mays Stiles


Most pitchers toiling for the St. Louis Browns in the 1930s merited little distinction. Rollie Stiles, who was with the club in 1930-31, at first glance seems to fall within that category. A losing career record, an ERA near 6, a WHIP near 2 call for oblivion. However, Stiles does rate distinction, if only for a particular achievement that gained importance with age. He was the last person living to strike out Babe Ruth in a major league game.
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